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Colorado Mesa University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Colorado Mesa University, the application fee costs $30.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Colorado Mesa University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Colorado Mesa University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10.7%
Mean SAT Score 1050
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 82.4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 25.6%

Considering Applying Early to Colorado Mesa University?

Colorado Mesa University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Colorado Mesa University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Colorado Mesa University is slightly difficult. Colorado Mesa University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Colorado Mesa University accepted 75% of all applicants, around 6,636 of the 8,796 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Colorado Mesa University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing, education programs is program moderately difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Colorado Mesa University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Colorado Mesa University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Colorado Mesa University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Colorado Mesa University must submit the following items. Double check with Colorado Mesa University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Colorado Mesa University?

Students admitted to Colorado Mesa University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 80.2% submitted a class rank. At Colorado Mesa University 10.7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 49.2% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Colorado Mesa University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 80.2%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 12.5%
3.00 and 3.24 13.2%
2.50 and 2.9 19.7%
2.00 and 2.49 11%

Colorado Mesa University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Colorado Mesa University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 82.4% of Colorado Mesa University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Colorado Mesa University?

To be competitive with other Colorado Mesa University applicants, you should strive to earn between 940 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Colorado Mesa University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Colorado Mesa University student is 1050.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Colorado Mesa University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Colorado Mesa University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Colorado Mesa University?

To be most competitive at Colorado Mesa University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Colorado Mesa University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Colorado Mesa University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Colorado Mesa University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Colorado Mesa University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Colorado Mesa University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Colorado Mesa University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Colorado Mesa University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Colorado Mesa University.

Does Colorado Mesa University accept transfer credits?

Colorado Mesa University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Colorado Mesa University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Colorado Mesa University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Colorado Mesa University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Colorado Mesa University?

Colorado Mesa University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Colorado Mesa University's acceptance rate?

Colorado Mesa University's acceptance rate is 75%.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Colorado Mesa University? Colorado Mesa University is a less selective institution. The Colorado Mesa University acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.



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Colorado Mesa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colorado Mesa University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Colorado Mesa University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Colorado Mesa University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Colorado Mesa University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1160


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


940 to 1160


940 and Less


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colorado Mesa University students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colorado Mesa University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado Mesa University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Colorado Mesa University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.23. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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